The Layman, critical Presbyterian voice, ceases print publication

The newspaper published by the Presbyterian Lay Committee, The Lay­man, ceased printing at the end of 2014, but the PLC will continue to provide in­formation and resources online and plans to increase its social media presence.

The shift, which came as part of a strategic planning process, includes “refocusing on the priesthood of all believers,” said Carmen Fowler LaBerge, committee president, with “the desire to help laypeople live out the Christian faith in every aspect of their life, especially in their work.”

More than 90,000 people received the final print edition. The newspaper, a prominent conservative voice in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), had no subscribers or advertisers. Donations from individuals and congregations are its sole source of income.